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The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2. Games 1 and 2 were played in Memorial Stadium in Baltimore; Games 3-5 were played at the Oakland Coliseum. See also: 1972 in sports, other events of 1973, 1974 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 in which singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Memorial Stadium was a sports stadium that formerly stood in Baltimore, Maryland. ... McAfee Coliseum is a stadium located in Oakland, California that is used for football and baseball games. ...


Umpires: Nestor Chylak, Bill Haller, George Maloney, Jim Odom, Merlyn Anthony, Larry McCoy Nestor George Chylak, Jr. ... Larry McCoy was an American League umpire from 1971 to 1999. ...


In Game 1, the Orioles jumped on Oakland starter Vida Blue and reliever Horacio Pina for four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jim Palmer pitched a 5-hit shutout as the Orioles won, 6-0. Vida Rochelle Blue Jr. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ...


In Game 2, the Athletics hit three home runs off Baltimore starter Dave McNally, and won 6-3 behind Catfish Hunter. David Arthur (Dave) McNally (October 31, 1942–December 1, 2002) was a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher from 1962 until 1975. ... James Augustus Catfish Hunter (April 8, 1946 - September 9, 1999) was a prolific Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher between 1965 and 1979. ...


In Game 3, the Athletics won 2-1 when shortstop Bert Campaneris homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning. Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ...


In Game 4, the Athletics held a 4-0 lead after six innings, but the Orioles scored four in the seventh off Blue to tie the game; the key blow was a three-run home run by catcher Andy Etchebarren. Baltimore second baseman Bobby Grich broke the tie with a solo home run in the 8th inning, and the Orioles went on to win, 5-4. Andrew Auguste Etchebarren (born June 20, 1943 in Whittier, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. ... Robert Anthony Bobby Grich (born January 15, 1949 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1970-76) and California Angels (1977-86). ...


In Game 5, Hunter pitched a 5-hit shutout as the Athletics won, 3-0, and took the series 3 games to 2.


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MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series. ... The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and October 12 of 1972. ... The 1975 American League Championship Series faced the Boston Red Sox and the 3-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series. ... The 1977 American League Championship Series was a 5-game series played between October 5 and October 9, 1957, at Yankee Stadium (Games 1-2), and Royals Stadium (3-5). ... The 97-65 Kansas City Royals faced the team that defeated them three straight years in the ALCS from 1976-1978, the 103-59 New York Yankees. ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... The 1992 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics from October 7 to October 14, 1992. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), is the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs. ...


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